Lankford Named Co-Chair of 2019 National Prayer Breakfast

U.S. Senators James Lankford and Chris Coons of Delaware were Thursday named co-chairmen of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast. The announcement was made at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast. Lankford and Coons both spoke at the gathering about their weekly Senate prayer gathering, and how faith is a common bond that unites them.

“Prayer is a unifying force in our country,” said Lankford. “When the pressures of life build and politics divide us, prayer refocuses and recommits us to our relationship with God and each other. One of America’s greatest freedoms is the right to live your faith, or have no faith at all. Freedom of religion has played such an important part in the creation of our country; it is only fitting that we continue to recognize prayer and its important role in the lives of so many Americans through the National Prayer Breakfast.”

“I’m honored to lead the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast with my colleague and friend, Senator Lankford,” said Coons. “At a time when our country and Congress are deeply divided, we need to make more ways to listen to each other, trust each other, and remember that we’re called to love one another and care for our neighbors. For me, as for millions of Americans, prayer is an important way to bring together people from all faith backgrounds to listen to one another, respect one another, and share our common concerns.”

Each year, more than 3,000 people attend the event, and every president since President Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 has participated. House Majority Whip and US Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was the keynote speaker at today’s event. Past speakers include Mother Theresa (1994), Bono (2006), Tony Blair (2009), Dr. Ben Carson (2013), and Senate Chaplain Barry Black (2017).

You can watch Lankford and Coon’s remarks in the video below.

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  1. Deborah Schaer, 09 February, 2018

    He probably prayed for more illegal aliens.


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